Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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St Angela's College

Level 8 Degree in Nutrition, Food and Business Management

With CAO Change of Mind approaches, don’t forget St. Angela’s College offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management for September 2017.

This full-time, Level 8 honours degree programme gives students an opportunity to study nutrition, diet, food science, marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

The programme is accredited by NUI Galway and is designed to meet the requirements of the food industry nationally and internationally by providing multi-skilled graduates with the ability to help organisations compete in an increasingly competitive global market place.  With a 20 week Industrial Placement in Year 3 and 100% employment upon graduation, there has never been a better time to work in the Irish Food Sector!

Employment opportunities include:

  • Food Production and Innovation
  • New Product Development in Food Industries
  • Quality Control
  • Sensory Analysis
  • Marketing / Sales
  • Supervision and Management in the Food Industry
  • Establish own Food/Drink enterprise
  • Consultancy and Research

More details here.

 

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